Woodford County High School A GSG School
- Woodford County High School
- Head: Ms Jo Pomeroy
- T 020 8504 0611
- F 020 8506 1880
- E head@woodford.…dbridge.sch.uk
- W www.woodford.r…dbridge.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Redbridge
- Pupils: 906
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: June
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th March 2009
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 11th March 2005
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
School opened here in 1919, and its venerable features lend an atmosphere of tradition – from the beautiful open air Greek theatre that stands in the grounds near to the tennis courts, to the hymnals still used in assemblies –...
What the school says...
Woodford County is an over-subscribed and highly successful grammar school for girls in the London Borough of Redbridge. It has a fine reputation for intellectual, artistic and sporting achievements. In all of these domains and others beside, students are encouraged to explore their own potential, nurturing existing talents and interests and discovering new ones along the way. Proud of the fact that the school's community is a happy and cohesive one, we see it as a major part of our purpose to prepare young people for the roles and responsibilities which will be theirs as adult members of a wider society.
The school is housed in a building of great character, the former manor of Highams built in 1768, and it has extensive and beautiful grounds designed by Humphrey Repton. This setting, and the colourful mix of tradition and innovation in the activities which make up the school year, contribute to the school's very distinctive identity. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
State grammar school
What The Good Schools Guide saysSchool opened here in 1919, and its venerable features lend an atmosphere of tradition – from the beautiful open air Greek theatre that stands in the grounds near to the tennis courts, to the hymnals still used in assemblies – ‘I’m not a Christian but I enjoy it', a pupil remarked. With its small classrooms, narrow stairwells and corridors...
Since 2010, Ms Jo Pomeroy (40s), MA in English language and literature (St Andrews), BEd (Open), NPQH. Spent two years in a comprehensive in rural Scotland before going to work in France at a mixed grammar school for three years. It was at this high achieving international school that she became aware of ‘what can be achieved’, ‘what is possible’ and ‘what bright students are capable of if they are given enough challenge,’ she says. So
Special Education Needs
“The School’s SEN policy is in line with the Code of Practice. The School believes that all girls should be given opportunities which will enable each individual to reach her full potential and to make best use of her talents. There is a range of needs and we provide extension activities, support or counselling as appropriate with the resources available to us. Whilst this is a selective school, and we are used to providing challenge for able pupils, we also have experience of catering for mild difficulties. If a child with special needs meets the entry criteria, we would look carefully at how best to meet those needs.” March 2010
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|